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Clinics & Services

Contraception

Family planning is provided at the Practice by the doctors or by our specialist family planning nurses. If you are using this service for the first time, please ask for a longer appointment. Please see the Practice Nurse for a six monthly follow-up check. Emergency contraceptive advice is provided at all Surgery times. Details are available from our staff at reception.

Pregnancy and Maternity Care

Please arrange with the chemist for a pregnancy test. If it is positive, the Doctor will then want to see you, and you can see our Practice Midwife for your ante-natal care. After delivery a community midwife will visit you.

Infant and Under Five Years Old Development Checks

The Doctor, in association with your health visitor, offers routine check ups for your child and you will be sent an appointment for the health checks and first immunisations (due at approximately eight weeks). The Practice Nurse will advise you when further immunisations are due. You should have a booklet that gives full information about immunisations for children and babies. If you have not, please ask at reception.

Immunisations

These are usually given by our Practice Nurses. Please check to see if you or your child are fully protected. Flu jabs are usually available from October to certain groups of people for whom a bout of ‘flu would be a serious health risk. Please ask about the criteria if you aren’t sure if you are eligible. If you want a flu jab but are not eligible, we offer private flu vaccinations for a fee, but we may delay these slightly until we are sure there are enough vaccines to cover the eligible groups.

Routine Blood Pressure/Asthma/Heart Check-ups

Most patients who have these conditions will need regular 6 or 12 monthly check-ups. Routinely these will be done by the nurses, unless there are particular problems, in which case the doctor can see you. Please make an appointment to see the nurse in the first instance.

District Nursing Services

The district nurses provide nursing care and advice to people who find it difficult to get out of in their own homes and who live in residential homes.

They accept referrals for patients aged 16 and over, for a range of conditions including

  • Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, stroke and heart and lung disease
  • Degenerative diseases such as arthritis
  • Cancer care
  • Wound and ulcer care

They will also provide advice and education on many aspects of looking after your condition.

The service also includes advice and help for carers and family members.

They are available from 08:30 – 17:00, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Contact details: (01624) 686966

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